Chinchillas

Neutering

If your chinchillas are all male, it’s best to neuter them to avoid aggression.

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Just like rabbits and guinea pigs, chinchillas perform a digestive system called caecotrophy to extract as much goodness as possible from their food.

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Aggressive behaviour can also occur in mixed groups – as can unwanted pregnancies – so neutering the males is still a good idea. In all-female groups, the question of neutering doesn’t arise.

Did you know?

Chinchillas have lots of beautiful, thick and soft hair (not forgetting those beautiful bushy tails!). Their hair follicles contain more than 50 hairs whilst humans have around 1-3.

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Chinchillas don't pant or sweat which means they are prone to heat exhaustion.

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Chinchillas communicate through hiccupping noises, chirps and squeaks.

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Have a question?

If you have a question, please email us or call us on 0800 413 969. Our dedicated consumer care team are available to answer any questions you may have. If you are concerned about the immediate health of your pet, please seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible.

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